The Various Benefits of the HardieShingle® Siding

Any siding installation service provider will tell you that when it comes to siding, James Hardie® siding is one of the best choices – with HardieShingle® being a premier siding option. The HardieShingle siding is a fiber cement shingle siding often used in sidewall. Its features include its straight- and staggered-edge panels. If you’d like to go the creative route, they also have decorative half-round shingles as well as individual shingles if you need them in smaller areas.

Apart from that, the siding is also prefinished with James Hardie’s own ColorPlus® Technology, a factory-applied coating with an oven-baked finish that’s often seen on various James Hardie siding products. This siding product also comes with many benefits for your home.


The HardieShingle panels are made of fiber cement. To make fiber cement siding, cement, cellulose fibers and sand is compressed and steamed to form the thick material used to manufacture the siding. With that in mind, your HardieShingle siding is guaranteed to not expand, contract, rot or crack the way wood siding will.

Superior Protection

Your home is a significant investment so it’s understandable if you’d like to protect it as much as possible. Thankfully, with this siding product, you can accomplish that as the fiber cement in the HardieShingle siding offers protection against all types of weather events, such as snow, ice, high winds and even hail.

Low Maintenance

Most siding materials need just a set amount of maintenance to last long. One example of this is cedar shingles, which have to be stained or painted every few years to prevent rotting and splitting. HardieShingle panels retains their color three times longer than the average siding material. That doesn’t mean you can’t paint or stain them, however, as it’s definitely something you can do.

Natural Resistance

Compared to vinyl or wood siding, fiber cement is fire resistant. The lack of organic material, on the other hand, makes this siding material immune to insects and rot so you won’t have to replace your siding for those reasons.

30-Year Warranty

Warranty is one of the things you should look for when buying and installing new siding. If you have your HardieShingle siding installed by an approved James Hardie contractor like Rapid Roofing, it can protect your installation for a whopping 30 years. So, if your HardieShingle siding ever sustains any damage, you can get it repaired or replaced at no cost to you.

Turn to Rapid Roofing for your home improvement needs. We are your number one provider of composite siding and roof replacement services. Give us a call at (734) 234-5900, or fill out our contact form to get a free quote. We serve homeowners in Canton, MI, and other nearby areas.